Joseph Burke

Joseph Burke
b: 1800
d: Jan 1855
Biography
registered as free 1826

CbDThe African American Burke family of Washington County, Ohio, are descended from Mary (1705-?), her son Baptist Billy (1725-1794?) and his wife Hannah 1728-?), their daughter Winny Burke 1760-1828?), her son Joseph Burke (1799-1855) and his wife Hannah (Gaskins) Burke(1805-1889), all freed by Robert Carter III between 1791 and 1800. C/bD
CbDJoseph and Hannah (Gaskins) Burke brought most of their family from Prince William County, Virginia to Washington County, Ohio in November 1854. C/bD
CbDJoseph and Hannah had been "born free" in Virginia at a time when the majority of African Americans in Virginia were still enslaved. The parents of both Joseph Burke and Hannah (Gaskins) were enslaved and freed by Robert Carter III who lived at Nomini Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia, but owned 18 seperate plantations in several Virginia counties comprising a total of 78,000 acres.C/bD
CbDTwelve of Carter's plantations were named for the Zodiac: Aquarius, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus and Virgo; plus Nomini Hall, Billinsgsgate, Coles Point, Old Ordinary and Mitchell's Spread. The 500 slaves owned by Robert Carter III were assigned to groups on each of these plantations.C/bD
CbDAt the time they were emancipated, Baptist Billy's family, including his grown daughter Winny Burke, were living at the Bull Run Quarter of the Leo Plantation which was located in Prince William County, Virginia across the county line from Leo plantation headquarters at Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia. CiD(Now the National Park Service Bull Run Civil War Battlefield.)

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Facts
  • 1800 - Birth - ; Prince William, Virginia, United States
  • Jan 1855 - Death - ; Newport, Washington, Ohio, United States
Ancestors
   
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Joseph Burke
1800 - Jan 1855
  
 
  
Billy Burke
1723 or 1724 -
 
 
Winney Burke
1788 or 1789 -
  
  
  
 
Descendancy Chart
Joseph Burke b: 1800 d: Jan 1855
Hannah Gaskins b: 8 Dec 1801 d: 18 Dec 1889
Elizabeth Burke b: 1836
Nimrod Burke b: 1838
Mary Jane Burke Curtis b: Feb 1842
Jacob Curtis b: Mar 1827
Frank Curtis b: Aug 1878
Edmonia Burke Curtis b: abt 1840
Harvey Curtis b: abt 1815
Harvey Curtis b: abt 1880
Judy Curtis b: abt 1877
Clarence Curtis b: abt 1875
Columbia Curtis b: abt 1867
Ross Curtis b: abt 1863
Rosetta Curtis b: abt 1862
Hamilton Curtis b: abt 1858
William Underwood Burke b: 15 Dec 1843 d: 28 May 1929
Charles Burke b: 1 Mar 1845 d: 12 Mar 1919
Sarah Wood b: abt 1854 d: 10 Feb 1940
Lily Burke b: abt 1879
Charles W. Burke b: abt 1878
George W. Burke b: abt 1875
Sarah E. Burke b: abt 1874
Aresie Burke b: abt 1872
James H. Burke b: abt 1870
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Winney Burke
Birth1788 or 1789
Death
Marriageto Winney Burke
FatherBilly Burke
MotherHannah Gaskins
CHILDREN
MJames Burke
Birth1790Virginia
Death
MJessey Burke
Birth1788Virginia
Death
MJoseph Burke
Birth1800Prince William, Virginia, United States
DeathJan 1855Newport, Washington, Ohio, United States
Marriage1835to Hannah Gaskins at Muskingum, Washington, Ohio, United States
MHenry Burke
Birth1790
Death
FNanny Burke
Birth1785
Death
FNelly Burke
Birth1781
Death
MEnoch Burke
Birth1778
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Joseph Burke
Birth1800Prince William, Virginia, United States
DeathJan 1855 Newport, Washington, Ohio, United States
Marriage1835to Hannah Gaskins at Muskingum, Washington, Ohio, United States
Father?
MotherWinney Burke
PARENT (F) Hannah Gaskins
Birth8 Dec 1801Virginia, United States
Death18 Dec 1889 Muskingum, Washington, Ohio, United States
Marriage1835to Joseph Burke at Muskingum, Washington, Ohio, United States
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FWinifred Burke
Birth
Death
Marriageto Charles Gaskins
FElizabeth Burke
Birth1836Virginia, United States
Death
Marriageto William Johnson
MNimrod Burke
Birth1838Prince William, Virginia, United States
Death
Marriageto Mary Freeman
MVan Buren Burke
Birth
Death
Marriageto Clarissa Armstrong
FMary Jane Burke Curtis
BirthFeb 1842Virginia, United States
Death
Marriage1860to Jacob Curtis
FEdmonia Burke Curtis
Birthabt 1840Virginia
Death
Marriageto Harvey Curtis
FEllen Burke
Birth
Death
Marriageto George Burton
MJohn Randolph Burke
Birth
Death
Marriageto Mary Mappins
MNathaniel Burke
Birth
Death
Marriageto Elizabeth Armstrong
MWilliam Underwood Burke
Birth15 Dec 1843
Death28 May 1929Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States
Marriageto Fannie Moore
MCharles Burke
Birth1 Mar 1845Prince William, Virginia, United States
Death12 Mar 1919Lowell, Washington, Ohio, United States
Marriageto Sarah Wood